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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by das1234 » Sun Oct 12, 2008 10:33 am

lol what a statement^^
you don't have to force your data to google by using chrome though (im hardcore firefox user).
of course data is gathered everywhere but when the browser itself is made by THE gathering company its a notable difference to me and thus google will not see the day chrome is installed on my laptop.
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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by Cyberhamon » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:13 am

das1234 wrote:lol what a statement^^
you don't have to force your data to google by using chrome though (im hardcore firefox user).
of course data is gathered everywhere but when the browser itself is made by THE gathering company its a notable difference to me and thus google will not see the day chrome is installed on my laptop.
Yeah, the data gathering of Chrome can be turned off. You either need to completely reinstall the browser, or find an unofficial freeware program, that'll do it without requiring a reinstall. I've taken to calling Chrome GNOME.

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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by capnnerefir » Sun Oct 12, 2008 9:21 pm

I'm starting to miss firefox. The sites I usually use to download stuff all require FF and don't work on Chrome. I think I need to either solve my FF problems or drastically alter my lifestyle (the first thing would probably be easier). Do you think it would work if I uninstalled and then reinstalled FF? Might that do something? Or would it just be a waste of time. And more importantly, by he time I get an answer to this, could I have tried this myself and already known the answer? And if so, why did I bother posting this question? And also, why do I feel the need to ramble on in questions? You don't need to answer that last one, but you might find it fun.

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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by Ellimist » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:21 am

I don't think uninstalling and reinstalling FF would do anything, but I may be wrong.

The truth about data gathering of Chrome :
Wikipedia wrote:On 2 September, a CNET news item drew attention to a passage in the terms of service for the initial beta release, which seemed to grant to Google a license to all content transferred via the Chrome browser. The passage in question was inherited from the general Google terms of service. On the same day, Google responded to this criticism by stating that the language used was borrowed from other products, and removed the passage in question from the Terms of Service. Google noted that this change would "apply retroactively to all users who have downloaded Google Chrome." There were subsequent concerns about the browser's use of an unusual tracking feature that sends information about visited websites back to Google. The company stated that this is only enabled when users opt in by checking the option "help make Google Chrome better by automatically sending usage statistics and crash reports to Google" when the browser is installed.[link]
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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by das1234 » Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:09 am

now i know that this is total paranoia but i dont believe that you can turn it off completely. (maybe you can but i like to hate google) Seeing that even this website is obviously using google analytics, as stated by my FIREFOX counterPixel addon (i dont understand it completely but it says google analytics in the botom right corner) there must be a way for google to sneak information to their supersecret hq and mass cyborg cloning facilities without us noticing and without the browser requiring an option unchecking. (yes, i'm an idiot.)
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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by capnnerefir » Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:28 pm

Maybe not. Those little boxes you fill in, believe it or not, are legally binding. It is not only breach of contract for Google to violate their Terms of Service, it's also a serous breach of the Forth Amendment. To my foreign friends: the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America protects us from warentless search and seizure; in other words, Google can't spy on us unless we tell them they can. And no, the Patriot Act doesn't let Google circumvent that because Google isn't a government organization.

On another note, it's actually illegal to provide false information in those little boxes. It's a crime; at least, here in the USA.

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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by das1234 » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:11 am

you know whats funny?
in germany government organisations are going to or are already allowad to sneak spyware and viruses on your computer and allow the government insight on your pcs data. i hope you understand that this fact makes me ultra paranoid concerning everything that has to do with the slightest chance of datatheft or personal information. same reason i never will use vista. all this intelligent s*** sneaks way too much information out.
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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by athelnstone » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:55 pm

Don't worry and upgrade your Firefox.When you update Firefox you will not lose your add ons and search engine plug-ins.Those all are remain as it is.

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Re: Firefox Upgrade

Post by Elfangor » Sun Feb 13, 2011 4:44 am

Athelnstone...

You do realize this question was answered 3 years ago and there are already over 4 pages of replies.
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